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Extreme Tool defends title in GCC truck pull


September 29, 2018

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EXTREME TOOL'S team for Gogebic Community College's 18 Legs vs. 18 Wheels truck pull competition receives its trophy after winning the event for the second year in a row from GCC service learning trip coordinator Janie Williams. The team's time of 6.85 seconds was the fastest of any attempts to move a semi truck 20 feet. Among those at the event were, from left, team members Josh Meinke, Andy Laurin, Chad Caudill, Williams, team members Brian Miljevich, Chad Longhini, Spencer Church, Cory Carpenter, Chris Ranta and Ty Patritto.


Ironwood - For the second year in a row, Extreme Tool's The Extreme Team won Gogebic Community College's 18 Legs vs. 18 Wheels truck pull competition.

"It was an awesome day. We had sunshine and blue sky, we had rain and wind, and someone reported a little sleet, as well. It just added to the color for the event and a little bit of a challenge," GCC service learning trip coordinator Janie Williams said.

Around 10 teams competed to see who could pull GCC's semi truck 20 feet in the fastest time. While some teams had fewer people, most featured nine competitors using a rope to move the truck.

Williams, who was one of the event organizers, said there were a mix of returning teams and first-time competitors participating in the event.

"We had a great turnout and some really fun teams participate this year," she said.

The Extreme Team had the fastest time with 6.85 seconds - improving on its winning time last year of 7.28 seconds.

The Road Warriors, from the college's CDL program, took second with a time of 6.9 seconds and a team of Michigan State Police troopers from the Wakefield Post took third with 7.11 seconds.

This is the second year GCC has held the event as a fundraiser for scholarships to the school's service learning trip to Guatemala over spring break.

The trip, which is planned for March 9-17, is open to the public, as well as GCC students and staff.

"We always welcome community participation in the trip; "anybody can contact me if they'd like more information," Williams said. Those interested in the trip can contact her at

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